My last list — a trio of well-priced SIHH offerings — could be neatly broken down into a loose theme of air, sea and land. But this trifecta, covering the much broader $10,000 – $35,000 price bracket, is much less easily pigeon-holed. But if I had to find commonalities I could well go with elegant shapes.
The Piaget Polo S
A case of a simple change making a big difference, I like this rich green take on the sporty Polo S so much more than I would have expected. It’s an absolute cracker, and a real change in personality from the blue.
The Cartier Santos de Cartier Chronograph
Next up, from Cartier, the masters of shaped watches, is the new Santos de Cartier Chronograph. This is a bit of a funny pick for me, as chronographs, especially more dressy ones, aren’t typically my bag. But there you go, the combination of beefed-up Santos case (not that it needed beefing) and unusual chronograph system won me over.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Small Seconds
There’s not much new or novel here to win me over. It’s not a new watch, or even a new case. It’s simply a new colour — rich red in strap and dial. Really, though, sometimes that’s all you need. This Reverso is absolutely gorgeous.